Israel soldier wounded in West Bank stabbing

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded a soldier lightly in the occupied West Bank on Friday. Israeli forces shot and wounded the assailant, says the army.

“An assailant stabbed an IDF soldier during operational activity adjacent to the security fence in Gush Etzion”, an army statement said.

Gush Etzionos a Jewish settlement bloc south of Jerusalem

A military spokeswoman told AFP the soldier stabbed was a Bedouin tracker who had opened a gate to enable Palestinians to harvest their olive trees.
Palestinian security forces identified the assailant as Mussab Ghanimat, 17, from the nearby village of Sureif.
The hospital treating the soldier said he was stabbed in the shoulder and in light condition. A spokeswoman for the hospital treating Ghanimat said he was in moderate condition and conscious.